Life is BETTER when you’re LAUGHING.

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What Happens When Low Wage Workers Suddenly Get a Living Wage?

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

What Happens When Low Wage Workers Suddenly Get a Living Wage?: Gothamist.

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Resorts World worker Jeannine Nixon and her son, Carl (courtesy Jeannine Nixon)

In October of last year, the union for the employees working at Resorts World Casino, one of the most successful casinos in the country [PDF], struck a deal that effectively doubled the salaries for 1,400 of the roughly 1,700 employees. The employees went from making $10-$12/hour to $20 or more, plus benefits, essentially overnight. This transformation is rare, so we asked five of the employees what their lives were like before the contract and how they changed after they began receiving a fair wage for their work.

Jeannine Nixon

I’ve been working at the casino for almost three years as a customer relations representative. I work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 35 hours…

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Quote of the Week

Originally posted on Gryphon House Blog:

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Sometimes, obstacles will teach children more than unimpeded success ever can. Foster positive social emotional learning in young children and watch them grow.

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Try not to become a man of success, But a man of value.

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Man in the Arena

Originally posted on Good and Faithful Service:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

-Teddy Roosevelt, 1910.

From his speech “Citizenship in a republic”.

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541. We Make A Life

Originally posted on To Inspire From Within:

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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

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